Amir Aczel: Uranium Wars

SUN, SEP 27, 2009 (58:27)

Amir Aczel discusses his new book, Uranium Wars, a provocative history of the scientists who discovered atomic energy. Aczel weaves a suspenseful story about the brilliant men and women who raced to harness the mysteries of radioactivity, set against the darkening shadow of World War II.

+ BIO: Amir Aczel

Amir D. Aczel is the author of numerous nonfiction books, including the international bestseller Fermat’s Last Theorem, which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Award and has been translated into 22 languages. Aczel has appeared on more than 30 television programs, including nationwide appearances on the CBS Evening News, CNN, CNBC, and Nightline, and on more than a hundred and fifty radio programs, including NPR’s Weekend Edition and Morning Edition. Aczel is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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